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December 6th, 2016

Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no checkout required. Amazon created the world’s most advanced shopping technology so you never have to wait in line. With their “Just Walk Out” Shopping experience, simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take the products you want, and go! No lines, no […]

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The Infinite Art Tournament, First Elimination Round #53/64

Faceoff #1: Schad v. Schmidt-RottluffChristian Schad1894 - 1982GermanLost to Egon Schiele in Round 1.

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I’ve always been a bit of an oddball. I’ve created art in one form or another since I was a kid: directing my little sisters in plays I wrote (and starred in, of course); singing at the top of my lungs, perched in the highest branches of a sprawling ficus tree. They were brutal, larger-than-life [...]

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Using my nifty-difty equation for the fractional loss of a quantity that has a linear trend, Arctic sea ice volume is now down 45% since the record started in January 1979.

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Paramount Pictures has debuted the Transformers: The Last Knight trailer. Transformers: The Last Knight is confirmed to include the return of Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager, Josh Duhamel as Lieutenant Colonel Lennox, Tyrese Gibson as Robert Epps, Stanley Tucci as Joshua Joyce, as we

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December 17 in Downtown Portland – The festivities begin at 4pm. Annual costume and dance processional moves throughout various Santa welcoming venues in downtown Portland from 3pm-11pm. This annual fundraiser is open to anyone over 21 years of age. Wristbands are $10 and a portion of the proceeds goes to support the

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December 10 @ The Westin Downtown Portland – The Dinner Detective® is America’s LARGEST murder mystery comedy dinner show! You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! In this show, EVE

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December 10-11 in NE Portland – Up Shop Pdx is a temporary pop up market which opens on 1408 Ne Alberta St for the months of November and December 2016. Each market will feature a curated selection of Portland’s best designers/makers.

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December 8-10 @ BodyVox – BodyVox is delighted to bring acclaimed artists Morleigh Steinberg and Oguri back to Portland. A playful futility fuels Arcane Collective’s latest production ebb. Continuing their exploration into the quagmire of Beckett’s trilogy novel Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable, and Waiting

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December 10 @ New Deal Distillery – Our biggest holiday event this season! Visit the New Deal Tasting Room on December 10th and learn to mix-up some classic Holiday drinks at our multiple Cocktail Demo stations. And, to make your holiday shopping a breeze, Gift Sets of New Deal spirits and local mixers, as well [̷

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December 17 @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Everyone’s favorite feel-good holiday classic! Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed star in the timeless tale of a discouraged businessman whose guardian angel helps him discover the far-reaching influence of everyday kindness. The orchestra performs the uplifting soundtrack in

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“Music Is Everything” is the 1st of an ongoing music video guest curated series by Cherry Mint Video DJ’s featuring Bob Nastanovich of Pavement. Friday December 9th at Night Light Lounge, 9pm. Free. No cover.

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"John Christy, my fellow skeptic and fellow co-recipient of this year's Nobel Peace Prize (by virtue of having our names listed in IPCC reports) in the WSJ [ITEM #4]"http://www.sepp.org/twtwfiles/2007/November%203.htm

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December 5th, 2016

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Decemebr 12 @ Tony Starlight Showroom – With Bo Ayars and the All-Star Horns. This is now an annual tradition. We celebrate Franks’s birthday, on the day, so this year it’s on a Monday. But that won’t stop Sinatra Swooners, Sinatraphiles and the rest of us from coming out to celebrate. This night we’ll play [&

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Great Gifting: Booking It for the Holidays

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December 10 @ The Goodfoot – McTuff is a Seattle-based instrumental funk/jazz behemoth and a goodfoot favorite! Led by Hammond B-3 maestro, Joe Doria, the band burns long and hot as they work through classic grooves and original compositions, always with an eye towards filling the dance floor!

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December 9 -11 @ UP Design Studio – We collaborated with 30 Artist/Makers to give you the best of locally made Ceramics, Jewelry, Cards & Art, Home Decor, Sweets & Preserves, Terrariums and much more!

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December 10 @ Crystal Ballroom – Three days after The Dandy Warhols finished recording their ninth album, Distortland, a 14,000 lb gush of water collapsed the roof of the Dandy’s studio, filling the place with rainwater and 80 years of roofing materials. Had it happened a few days later, the Dandy’s would

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December 14 @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – All Classical Portland presents Grammy-winning violinist Mark O’Connor at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Wednesday, December 14th as part of the acclaimed An Appalachian Christmas tour. Mark and the O’Connor Band bring together elements from folk, bluegrass and c

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Sad news U of O's White Box to close

Just received word that the University of Oregon plans to close its wonderful White Box exhibition space in Portland after this school year. Curator Cris Moss will carry out programming through June 2017. Another institutional change is that the John Yeon Center will be directed by core faculty members and not Randy Gragg

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December 16-21 @ St. Mary’s Academy – The music, dance and comedy of the Italian Renaissance come alive in this year’s Christmas Revels. The Doge of Venice, bored with his reign, runs away with a Commedia Dell’ Arte troupe – and zaniness ensues.

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December 15 @ Cerimon House – Mark Shapiro from LAIKA, the film studio (founded by Phil Knight) behind Coraline, Kubo & the Two String, The Boxtrolls, and ParaNorman will present how these beloved oscar-nominated films are made literally by hand — from script to illustrations to stop-motion animation. This proc

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December 7-8, 11, 14-15, 18-23 @ Tony Starlight Showroom – Remember the classic holiday TV shows of your childhood, when entertainers like Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and others sang songs and spread the holiday cheer far and wide and you couldn’t help but feel the warmth and glow of the season? It’s a Tony Starlight

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Recount Update: Jill Stein's Quixotic Battle For Democracy Continues Apace and Yeah, She Still Wants Your Money

by Jennifer Campbell COURTESY JILL STEIN FOR PRESIDENT Jill Stein's #Recount2016 a

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We here in Beervana think that beer is ingrained into our culture but when traveling abroad to Germany this self-proclamation may not hold up to those from Deutschland. Beer truly is the culture there, especially in the country’s southern federal state of Bavaria. One such brewery that lives up to producing some of the fi

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After a bill passed in 2015, lawmakers want to expand higher highway speed limits. Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here. The post

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Greg is taking Sarah with him to a fancy work party and needs her to talk him up. Being a professional Tattle-tale is not how he wants to be known. In World of Crazy, there is a new restaurant in London, a Florida Woman gets arrested and more. Don't forget about FER Bingo night with Worthy Brewing and Balvenie Scotch on

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People often ask how I can tolerate working with the public? It’s not easy, but 99 out of 100 people are nice and just want their Twinkies or whatever. However, out of a thousand people, that leaves ten assholes. Sounds like a proper ratio. I have been training new workers. I preach tolerance, but there […]

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Low-information voters in the Metropolitan Service District (Metro) which encompasses the Portland area in Oregon voters just approved Ballot Measure 26-178, which imposes a five-year property tax that will generate $80 million dollars for Metro to maintain parks owned by...

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The “Liberal Bubble” Is a Ridiculous Myth

by Ned Lannamann

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December 5-9, 18-18 @ Portland Spirit – Join the Spirit Crew for a Willamette River cruise for front row seats to see the Christmas Ships. A Portland tradition for over 60 years!

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December 16-18 @ Fort Vancouver – AGAVE DENIM will be bringing its semi-annual warehouse sale back to Washington State and Greater Portland. The company, which relocated its operations to Los Angeles earlier this year, will be setting up its sale at Historic Fort Vancouver – Providence Academy Ballroom.

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Research at Colorado State University has shown that classical music listening has actually reversed cognitive decline in people with dementia. Click here to read about this study.

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December 8 @ The Goodfoot – Jelly Bread’s distinct style is identified by a blend of desert twang meeting the urban tones of funk and rock.

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Former Portland top cop Larry O'Dea got himself likkered up with some buddies out there in eastern Oregon and done shot one of 'em while they was all sittin' in lawn chairs and a-plunkin' at ground squirrels for fun back...

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December 10 & 11 @ Mercy Corps HQ – Bring your friends and join us for the biggest and best sample sale yet with up to 70% off past season styles. Will we see you there? RSVP and let us know!

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January 1 in Downtown Portland – As a nexus for labor and shipping in the Pacific Northwest, Portland often had the repute of a rugged, rough and tumble town, more than willing to allow the miners, loggers, and fishermen an opportunity to part with their hard earned cash in whatever debaucherous manner they chose.

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That's scheduled for Dec. 27. For some unknown reason, he's meeting with our Golfer-in-Chief in Hawaii, and will also visit Pearl Harbor in a show of reconciliation. For somebody who's so concerned about Man-made global warming, Barry sure spends a...

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December 10 – What if I told you that parenting is 80% connection and 20% coaching? Have you been curious about what exactly Peaceful Parenting is and if it could work for your family?

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December 11 @ Bluehour – There’s nothing like a visit from ole St. Nick to get you in the holiday spirit. He let us know that he plans to be at Bluehour on Sunday 11 December for our special SANTA BRUNCH. Book your brunch table on this festive family day and enjoy a three-course menu […]

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Since a wave of cancellations announced in the spring, TV networks have been busy renewing and axing several more shows. Here's an update on the fate of "Marvel's Luke Cage," "Grimm," "The Walking Dead," and more.

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CNN takes note of a Portlander's pedal-powered electricity generator. Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here. The post

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I’m currently reading a book of poetry by Sarah Kay called “No Matter The Wreckage”.  I can tell you, as a person who has read a lot of poetry, this girl is fantastic.  I just read the following poem in the book, went to look for it online to post, and found this video.  She …

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Amazon Plans to *Disrupt* the Bodega Industry with "Amazon Go"

by Rich Smith

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Sengled is out with a new series of LED lights that do more than just shine. One model contains a built-in motion-sense camera for security applications, while another model has a built-in Lithium-Ion battery that purportedly kicks in if the...

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I want my children's desire to get to school in a safe and timely manner to be given the same priority as all of the rest of the people out there on the road doing the same things. Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here. The post

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December 16 @ EastBurn – From the orchard to your glass, come celebrate the fruitful bounty of the Pacific Northwest with some of the region’s most progressive cider houses.

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